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Canadian film and TV producer Robert Lantos (Toronto fest film “Remember”) has won the Canadian Media Production Assn.’s 10th annual Feature Film Producer’s Award. Honor was announced Thursday afternoon at a reception at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival.
The winner of the Can$10k ($7,550) prize was selected by a five-member jury from a group of five nominated Canadian producers, each with a film in this year’s festival.
“It is a great pleasure to give this award to someone who has been a tireless promoter of Canadian talent at home and abroad, and played significant roles behind-the-scene advising on government policy,” said jury chair Sandra Cunningham of Strada Films.
Lantos co-founded and was chair and CEO of Alliance Communications Corp., the country’s dominant production company and distributor for more than 20 years. A producer on numerous notable films over the past 40 years, Lantos sold his Alliance shares in »
- Jennie Punter
Known by the younger generation for his role as Voldemort in the Harry Potter film series, Ralph Fiennes has been gracing our stages and our screens since the mid-eighties. He was trained in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, achieved prominence with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and first made a name in films with his role of Amon Goeth in Steven Spielberg’s Schlindler’s List in 1993. And since then he’s starred in a wide variety of films, with major pictures including the James Bond Series (starring as M), The Constant Gardener, The English Patient, and Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Fiennes’ film work has ranged from thrillers (Spider) to animated Biblical epic (The Prince Of Egypt) to camp nostalgia (The Avengers) to romantic comedy (Maid in Manhattan) to historical drama (Sunshine). Oh – and in 2011, Fiennes also made his directorial debut with his film »
- Rachel Bailey
Peter Debruge: Well, I didn’t see that coming. In what feels like a twist ending — one that leaves me feeling a bit like Tim Roth at the end of “Chronic” — the Cannes jury has awarded the Palme d’Or to “Dheepan,” a movie that lags among my least favorites in the competition, and the weakest in Jacques Audiard’s filmography.
People have been throwing the word “weak” around a lot this week, grousing that the official selection doesn’t measure up to that of previous years. I defer to you, Scott and Justin, since you’ve each been attending Cannes for longer than I have (this is only my fifth time on the Croisette), but if there’s one thing I’ve learned in my time here, it’s that Cannes critics always like to complain that the present year’s crop feels meager by comparison to past editions, »
- Peter Debruge, Scott Foundas and Justin Chang
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